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Now we are 30
ThisIssue: We have been telling stories by, for and about women since 1985
Beyond a box of birthday cereal
ActNow: Cheerful givers lets low-income parents pick a bag of presents so their children are not forgotten on their special day.
Your community, your energy, your choices
LeaderVoice: Lisa Daniels says women have the power to tip the scales to green energy
Why images and words matter
ThisIssue: For some, this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover was completely out of bounds. Does it matter? Yes.
How do you get women's voices heard?
ActNow: A coffee shop in Mankato provides monthly events where women can share their words
Chalk on pavement
SheSaid: MWP columnist Tami Mohammed Brown leaves words in surprising places for others to discover
Women as protectors
ThisIssue: What do you love enough to protect? Whether you wear a superhero cape or not, we are called to be protectors
We all need to be protectors
ActNow: Flying a "Live Free Without Violence" flag helps increase awareness of domestic violence issues
Hmong women: Forgotten heroes
SheSaid: MWP columnist Tiffany Vang introduces us to her courageous grandmother
What is your heart telling you?
LeaderVoice: Nurse practitioner Lynn Hoke describes signs and symptoms of heart trouble in women
Discernment: Yes? No?
ThisIssue: What will you be saying Yes or No to in the new year?
You be the scorekeeper
ActNow: Rate the Super Bowl ads - not on creativity, but on sexism
#YesAllWomen - a teachable moment
SheSaid: MWP columnist Shannon Drury talks about feminism and hashtags with her teenage son Elliott
Say NO to sulfide-ore mining
LeaderVoice: Becky Rom on a dangerous threat to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Ambitious? Yes!
LeaderVoice: Jennifer Ford Reedy, president of the Bush Foundation says: Name it. Share it. Own it.
Make time for money
LeaderVoice: Financial consultant and educator Ruth Hayden encourages us all to have a daily awareness of money
Do something
ThisIssue: Each year we honor Minnesota individuals and organizations who have worked to make positive change for women and girls.
Moving the dial
ThisIssue: This issue we share women's stories about the speed - or lack of speed - of things
Calling all men
ActNow: It's not often that stories in MWP are directed towards men - but this one is
Slowing down to run
SheSaid: MWP columnist Tami Mohamed Brown's thoughts on her morning run



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